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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Anita Bitton is the founder of full-service casting agency Establishment Casting Inc.. She's worked with clients like Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, and DKNY securing talent for their advertising campaigns. Originally from South London, Bitton moved to New York almost 20 years ago, and has no plans to go back.
ABC Carpet and Home Warehouse is truly a hidden gem. It's a little complicated to get to, but once you're there, you'll be hooked. There's the carpet warehouse, which has everything from restored and vintage wooden floors to antique kilims. I'd have to say it's something like three Manhattan blocks in width, and is overwhelming in the most amazing way possible.
The furniture is also situated on the ground floor and they have everything you could want to furnish your home—items for a nursery, elegant bedding and more. You should know that all of the furniture pieces are floor models and best of all, I invested in an amazing piece of Bone furniture that I had seen at the store in the city, and I managed to score it for half the price at the warehouse. Be warned—they get new deliveries every Thursday.· ABC Carpet and Home [Official Site]
· Establishment Casting Inc. [Official Site]
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